Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project. |
Total Time Commitment:
Students should discuss total time commitment with their supervisor but, as a guide, a student would be expected to be engaged in their research for an average of thirty hours per week over two semesters.
Admission into the Honours program in the Department of Genetics through either the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) or the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours).
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf James Camakaris
Department of Genetics
This subject involves laboratory, bioinformatics or field-based research in an area of genetics. The research projects available cover a broad range of research from molecular to population and evolutionary genetics in micro-organisms, insects, plants and animals including humans. The project will be based in the laboratory of an academic staff member of the department or an approved external supervisor, depending on the particular research project.
The research project aims to develop a range of experimental and technical skills, a capacity to set goals and to design and plan experiments. It also provides students with skills and knowledge for understanding original research and enhanced written and oral communication skills.
In additional to help and guidance from their supervisor(s) each student has a committee, which regularly meets with them and provides additional help and expertise. This committee is responsible for assessment of the research project subject.
Students enrol in a total of 75 points of research project across the duration of the Honours program. This is achieved by enrolling in a combination of the following subjects in appropriate semesters to achieve a total 75 credit points.
This subject (GENE40005 Genetics Research Project) is the 50 point version for one semester (semester 2).
Upon completion of this subject, students should have:
The subject involves experimental research in the area of genetics under the direction of a supervisor.
The following assessment requirements are applicable to the entire 75 point Research Project component.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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This subject will provide students with the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:
Honours Program - Genetics |
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